Made from a Sainsbury's carrier bag

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Butterflies

In my stash I have a pile of felt butterflies. If you sew them together in pairs and add a couple of teaspoons of 'unstoppable' they make great scented sachets.... It's coming up to Mothers day and wouldn't they be a really simple to make, cheap but lovely gift for mum. I added a little embroidery but you could just as easily stitch or glue sequins, buttons or beads onto yours.


Friday, 3 February 2017

The plastic drinking straw

This is a great project to make in school or with kids clubs. Wouldn't this scarf ring make a lovely gift for mum. I am sure that even the most cack handed non crafter could make this. Make a little box to pop it in.. et voila, Mother's day all sorted. 


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The destash continues

I am being absolutely ruthless now. If anyone local would like my filing cabinet then you would be most welcome to come and collect it.  It is very heavy and will need two strong men to lift it.. I use it to store craft materials but now that I no longer plan to store as much stuff it has got to go.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Fabric de stashing

I have been meaning to make a start on another quilt for several weeks.  I have no excuse other than pure bone idleness as I have all the material I need to get on and do it. I made a start this afternoon and it looks really pretty. I plan to put a white border around each block and may alternate each patterned block with a large block of the pink gingham.... and then again I might not but I really do need to get on a de stash my fabric store.


Monday, 9 January 2017

First talk of 2017

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you had a great Christmas. I had planned to go to Wales on Wednesday....... Until a phone call reminded me that I am booked to give a talk... ooops.... A quick call to the guest house in Wales moved my holiday back one day

The de stashing continues and I am chucking out a whole load of blown eggs from my stash. Some are covered in paper pulp and some have been decorated.  I do hate to throw things away but the de stash is continuing. If any local schools/groups would like them drop me an email... but do it soon because they are heading for the bin quite soon.


Saturday, 10 December 2016

My crafting year

This year I seem to have moved away from crafting with my usual junk. I have been given some really useful things to craft  with. Things that were junk to other people became lovely mediums for me to work with.   I have tried several new art forms this year and plan to continue working with them. My husband and  I are seriously considering retiring and moving to a small cottage in Wales so this may well be my last year of going out into the community sharing my crafting skills.  I do hope that you have all enjoyed seeing what you can do with rubbish. If I have inspired you to reconsider what you will throw away I am so pleased.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Wood carving event

Earlier this year Tony and I helped man the stand up at Auckland Castle.  I have just received this photo that was taken at the event. We had a massive display table and it is such a shame that  you can't see some of the lovely work that my fellow carvers do